'''Anthony Trollope''' (; 24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era
. Among his best-loved works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire
, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire
. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters.
[Nardin, Jane (1990). "The Social Critic in Anthony Trollope's Novels," ''Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900'', Vol. XXX, No. 4, pp. 679–696.]
Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life,
["What about Anthony Trollope? Was not Anthony Trollope popular, even during the days of Dickens and Thackeray? And who ever preached a reactionary crusade against him? Yet is he not fast disappearing from the attention of our novel readers? Trollope, unlike most successful novelists, was himself made... ]